Elementary School Special Education Students Compete in Fun Olympics-Style Sports Day

It was an exciting and competitive day for some elementary school special education students, along with their peers and it all started with a parade of athletes. Several hundred students with and without disabilities competed side-by-side in a fun Olympics-style Sports Day, which is part of the Unified Sports program in Jordan School District.

There was also a podium where students were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals for their participation in the track and field events. It was a day of building friendships, understanding and inclusion among all students.

Thanks to everyone involved for making this an amazing event for our students!

JATC North Aviation Instructor Receives Prestigious Utah State Honor

Picture of Aaron OrganHe gives students hands-on experiences like no other in a program that helps juniors and seniors jumpstart their careers in the aerospace and aviation industries. Because of his amazing work, Aviation Instructor Aaron Organ was just named Utah Aviation Educator of the Year. The award is from the Utah Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics. Mr. Organ was recognized not only for the hands-on experiences he offers, but also for his emphasis on connecting students with industry through field trips.

The Aviation Sciences program at JATC North helps students explore both flying and non-flying careers within the world of aviation.

Congratulations, Aaron Organ. Keep up the great work helping students reach new heights!

Amazing Majestic Elementary School Student Artwork Featured in BYU Art Exhibit

Picdture of artThey are unique, colorful and beautiful pieces of art created by Majestic Elementary Arts Academy students as young as kindergarten. The pieces are so impressive they were selected to be part of a children’s art exhibit which will be on display for an entire year at BYU’s David O. McKay School of Education.

The Children’s Art Gallery is part of the BYU-ARTS Partnership which strives to promote teachers as well as increase instruction for them according to program coordinator, Doug Allen.  The art display also gives young artists recognition, validation and encourages them to continue pursuing their love of the arts.

Thanks to BYU and all of the teachers at Majestic Elementary Arts Academy for making this opportunity happen for our amazing students.

Sheriffs Department and Unified Police Department Hold Parade for South Valley Students

A student meets a Salt Lake County Sheriff's Mascot Students at South Valley School were surprised with a parade and party from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department and Unified Police Department. Officers paraded their vehicles around the school and then allowed the students to tour the fleet and meet the officers who drive them. In addition, students were treated with snowcones and photo ops with the department’s mascots.

Thank you to everyone in the Salt Lake County Sheriffs Department and Unified Police Department who spent time with students from South Valley School and made this incredible opportunity happen.

One of the Largest Family Fun Runs in State Organized to Benefit Teachers

Picture of Fun RunThey were running, climbing, jumping, crawling, and making their way through mud, all to benefit teachers and kids in the classroom. The Jordan Education Foundation Challenge Run brought families throughout the area together, along with teams of teachers and students all competing in a fun obstacle course, while raising money for classroom supplies and other needs to support teachers throughout Jordan School District.

Local businesses, food vendors and community leaders were also be on hand, hoping to make the event a big win for teachers, students and education.

Congratulations to everyone involved for making this event such a success!